What we will see
- Segesta: temple, theatre and ruins
What we will do
- We will travel by coach from the port of Trapani to Segesta, one of the best-known archaeological sites in the province. Segesta was one of the major cities of the Elymians, a people with a peninsular culture and tradition, who, according to ancient tradition, originally came from Troy. With a marked Greek appearance and culture, the city came to play a leading role among Sicilian centres and the Mediterranean basin, so much so that it was involved in a long-standing rivalry with Selinunte, as well as Athens and Carthage.
- The stunning views allow us to admire the temple and theatre. Built during the Hellenistic period (in the 5th century BC), and restored during the Roman period, the temple stands in all its glory on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare. Its steps lead to 36 columns, made from a gold patinated marble that was a symbol of divine simplicity and magnificence.
- As we walk along the path leading to the theatre and temple, we will also have the opportunity to admire the ruins of the ancient city.
What you need to know
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- This excursion involves walking up stairs.
- This excursion includes a walk that last approximately 2 hours.
- The temple can only be reached and visited on foot, but it is possible to use a shuttle bus service to reach the theatre.